Maste Chef Meets CSI
Master Chef Meets CSI
in Forensic Competition
Sayville High School’s Forensic Team competed with other teams from around the state in the 14th Annual CSI Challenge at LIU/Post. During this year’s interactive educational competition for students, created by Forensics World, each team was required to solve the murder of Artie Choke, one of the several Chefs in a culinary competition, by collecting evidence from the crime-scene kitchen, interviewing witnesses and suspects, as well as trying to re-create the events leading to the unfortunate demise of Mr. Choke.
According to their Annual CSI Challenge website:
“LIU Post was one of many sponsors to help make this event possible, providing Forensics World with the event space. Around 500 students from 26 high schools all over Long Island, including East Meadow High School, Islip High School, and Long Beach High School, were given the opportunity to learn, as well as use a series of forensic techniques in order to solve the mock crime. Law enforcement workers also attended the event to help evaluate and critique the scenario as it went on.
Police officers, detectives, and forensic scientists all helped deciding which would be the winner, and provided them with a series of trophies and prizes.”
It was interesting to see what the Sayville Forensic Team cooked up during the competition. “Although the Sayville team was able to point to the correct suspect,” Forensic Team Advisor Sally Stoll-DePompeo explained, “they missed some key points of the investigation and did not score high enough to win.”
Mrs. Stoll-DePompeo, who teaches the SUPA Forensic Class, anticipates more students will join the Forensic Team in the fall, since it is open to all High School students and does not require enrollment in her SUPA Class. She, along with Team Captain Diana Ferretti and co-Captains Sean Barry and Amanda Ballan, expects the new team to compete again next year.